About This Chapter
The Post-War World (1946-1959): History
High school students need to read and understand a great deal of information before they graduate and as they move to college or the professional world. This chapter provides students with a focused review of U.S. History.
The chapter has been divided into short, individualized lessons. Students have the option to review all of the lessons in order, but they can also pick and choose lesson topics for which they need the most assistance. The chapter menu provides a list of all lessons available, and since each lesson is only focused on a single topic, students can easily find what they need. After completing this chapter, students will be ready to discuss the following Post-War topics:
- Europe: Berlin Airlift & Marshall Plan
- Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government
- Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain
- American Politics & Life: Foreign & Domestic Policy & culture of the 1940s & 1950s
- The Counter-Culture of Post-War America
1. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan
In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.
2. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government
In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.
3. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain
In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.
4. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy
In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.
5. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s
In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.
6. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America
In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.
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Other chapters within the High School US History: Homeschool Curriculum course
- Settling North America (1497-1732)
- The Road to Revolution (1700-1774)
- The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
- The Making of a New Nation (1776-1800)
- The Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825)
- Jacksonian Democracy (1825 -- 1850)
- Manifest Destiny (1806-1855)
- The American Sectional Crisis (1850-1861)
- American Civil War (1861-1865): Review
- Reconstruction (1865-1877)
- Westward Expansion, Industrialization & Urbanization (1870-1900)
- Overview of the Progressive Era (1900-1917)
- American Imperialism (1890-1919)
- The Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)
- The Great Depression in America (1929-1940)
- The US in World War ll (1941-1945): Review
- The Cold War (1950-1973): Review
- Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973)
- The 1970s (1969-1979)
- The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992): Review
- The Dawn of the 21st Century in America: Review
- Writing History Research Papers
- Student Resources for High School US History
- Homeschool Resources for High School US History
- US History: Homeschool Assignments & Projects